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Rising to the Challenge to Support Parkinson’s

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

How a personal challenge can raise awareness and hope for a cure Thinking of shaving your longstanding beard? How about losing some extra kilos? Or walking from Sydney to Dubbo? We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people…

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s

Monday, 12 November 2018

Gene therapy is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease. Researchers are now testing this novel approach in clinical trials of people with mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s. These therapies are intended to treat movement symptoms (tremor, slowness, stiffness), lessen levodopa needs…

Saf Steps out of her Comfort Zone and Runs for Parkinson’s

Friday, 9 November 2018

  Saf’s story is a heart-warming example of finding the positivity in supporting a family member with Parkinson’s. Saf worked hard to complete the 5km Melbourne Marathon recently and give her mum something to smile about. What Drives Your Commitment…

Could the Appendix Play a Role in Parkinson’s?

Monday, 5 November 2018

A new study published in  Science Translational Medicine suggests the appendix may play a key role in the development of Parkinson’s disease. The study, which examined health data from 1.6 million Swedes, found that people who had an appendectomy were 20 percent less…

Grace takes on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson's

Our Hero Grace take on the Tough Mudder for Parkinson’s

Thursday, 1 November 2018

For Grace, a seasoned obstacle racing competitor, Tough Mudder was about more than getting muddy and jumping over incredible obstacles. The race became a metaphor for overcoming the obstacles in life. In the coming years Grace’s dad and her family…

Larapinta Trek for Parkinson’s 2019

Monday, 29 October 2018

Join us on Shake It Up’s Trek for Treatment: Larapinta 2019 and help us raise funds! Central Australia is abundant with natural beauty, offering everything from ancient red rock formations, spectacular gorges and canyons to crowd-pleasing starry nights, breathtaking sunrises…

Phil Hesketh – The Psychology of ‘Pre – suasion’

Sunday, 28 October 2018

A Morning Master Class with Philip Hesketh “How to get your own way by using special words” All funds supporting Shake It Up Australia Foundation for Parkinson’s research Manly Golf Club, 38–40 Balgowlah Road, Manly, NSW Thursday, 28th February, 2019…

Coxy’s Long Walk for Parkinson’s

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Five northern beaches locals will retrace the steps of Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson when they set out to walk 400km to Dubbo to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease on November 7. Five years ago, I became one of…